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8 Questions You Should Ask a Kitchen Contractor

Posted 23/04/13

Whether you are remodelling your kitchen or ripping it out, you need to speak with a kitchen contractor. You also need to have some ideas about what you'd like your new kitchen to look like.  Kiwi kitchens are often busy spaces where activities as diverse as socializing, preparing meals or doing

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Top 5 Home Remodelling Trends in New Zealand

Posted 04/06/13

Here's two great questions to ask yourself. How much better your home would be to live in with a few upgrades? Would seeing the latest home remodelling trends in your property make you feel great? There’s no time like the present to start on some home renovations and improve the quality of your life

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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Cabinet Makers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

Cabinet makers use woodworking skills to create cabinets, shelving and furniture. The fundamental focus of cabinet makers is the production of cabinetry. Although they may also produce items that would not be recognised as cabinets, however the same skills and techniques apply. A cabinet may b

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

The tiny home movement is a trend that seems to be here to stay. But why has this movement gained so much traction? Is it a genuine trend that’s both socially and economically advantageous? Or is it just the next not-so-big thing in house design?... Exploring NZ's tiny home movement Since

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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Shaving bottom of pantry door in kitchen

Posted 3 weeks ago

The pantry door in the kitchen of my rental property won't close properly, as there does not appear to be any space between the bottom of the door and the kitchen floor. I was thinking the bottom of the door will have to be reduced so that the door can close properly. Photos from the tenants are attached.

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Replacing some house bits

Posted 2 weeks ago

Chunk of house fell off in recent wind, also some weatherboards needing replacing. Probably just looking for quotes at this stage

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John Cotton home repairs

Posted 1 month ago

replace rotten weatherboards, put up 3 boxed and mitred corners on house corners, replace flashings over windows as required, repair deck stairs and other related problems so i can paint the outside of my house.

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Building two loft ladders

Posted 1 month ago

Need some help building wooden ladders to reach two sleeping platforms in our kids bedrooms. Plus we need the platforms framed to hold some safety netting. Pic attached of what we are thinking. Would love to hear if this is something you can help with. Cheers!

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Kitchen Shelves

Posted 1 month ago

Quote needed for shelves and bench tops to either side of the oven/ range hood cover panel and cover panel for range hood and one extra bench top ... for laundry Shelves are to have a rebate for strip lighting. Kitchen 2x 2shelves aprox 950 wide 2x bench tops aprox ... x range hood cover panel Laundry 1x bench ... Please contact for drawings

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Decking Refurbishment

Posted 1 month ago

We have a decking which had a spa pool as part of it. The spa pool has been removed leaving a large gap in the decking. The job will involve redoing the decking foundations where the spa pool was. At this point, the assumption is that the existing decking foundations are still sound. There maybe a separate task to replace the decking timber but that task will not be decided until the foundations are all done and ready for the decking to be completed. The task is not urgent as it has been like it...

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Weatherboards #2

Posted 1 week ago

Replace some rotten weatherboards, repair a couple of window frames, a couple of flashings, replace two panes of glass.

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Garage bedroom

Posted 1 week ago

Install partition walls, insulation and window in the garage.

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Pergola posts

Posted 1 month ago

Supply and install 8 posts suitable for a pergola.

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Bifold doors and shelving

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need a joiner to make some bifold doors for a laundry - approx 2m x 1.6m and some shelving for a wardrobe.

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Wet rot in window sill

Posted 2 weeks ago

1930s house, with visible rot in window sill, the sill board, and at least one weather board. Needs repairing/replacing.

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Front door frame/side jamb repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have cracked the door frame (side jamb?) of our front door and need it to be replaced. Also install a new door handle. Ideally work would be done in the next week or so.

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Uneven floor

Posted 3 weeks ago

Fix uneven floor under firebox so we can replace cracked, poorly-installed hearth with new tile. Scope of job: Move firebox Fix floor (after we tile) Reinstall firebox Timeframe: ASAP

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Install Trade Tested canopy cover

Posted 3 weeks ago

Behind our house I've installed a pine deck on top of a concrete slab. Next step is to install a 3x6m Trade Tested cover. It has to be installed in a corner and made waterproof on two sides. It's a bit complicated as our walls are not level as they consist of both panels as well as weatherboards.

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MVDeck 03May19

Posted 2 weeks ago

Requesting for a free quote for a deck as shown on the 2 photos below, please with extended length of the stairs approx 6.689.

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Window sill replacement

Posted 1 month ago

Hi I have 2 window sills that have gone rotten in the corner due to condensation, I also have some strips that need replacing on kitchen cabinets

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Sagging Front Door

Posted 1 week ago

Readjusting/realigning a sagging front door.

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Large Deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

Good morning, I am wanting to build a deck at the subject address. I have council approved plans and design already to go. My budget is 45k and the property is avail should someone want to come take a look. I would ideally like Kwila to be the material. Please let us know if you are available and I will send the plans for someone to take a look at. Cheers Benjamin Vollebregt ...

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New Deck

Posted 1 month ago

I've created a preliminary plan for our new deck. I've attached two images to this job. One is the overview, and the other the same image but divided into two sections. The height of the deck will not exceed 400 mm. I'm looking to get a quote for: 1) The entire Deck 2) What each section will cost individually (so I can decide whether I want to do one section before the other) 3) What would be the cost just to do the piling and framing Thank you and looking forward to hearing from yo...

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Install Trade Tested Canopy Cover #2

Posted 3 hours ago

Behind our house I've installed a pine deck on top of a concrete slab. Next step is to install a 3x6m Trade Tested cover. It has to be installed in a corner and made waterproof on two sides. It's a bit complicated as our walls are not level as they consist of both panels as well as weatherboards.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 135,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

New deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internal sliding door clashing with skirting and needs repair (or replacement) 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door trimming & Curtain rod installaton


8th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gib a ceiling and plaster finish and paint. rotten boards on verandah


5th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Wooden pergola (5x5m)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bay window restoration

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laundry floor repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th June 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace decking planks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New deck and possible French door installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front Door Step Rebuild/Replace

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New deck required for Summer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Continue deck alteration

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Deck and fence fix

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Architrave, skirting and scotia

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fit ply ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Windowsill and a few other bits and pieces

Work carried out by a subcontractor

18th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior repair work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weatherboard repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New deck

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

20th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Assembly of children’s swing slide set

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Bramit Contracting

Joined March 2019

Bramit Contracting can supply to any of your needs. With three owners of which one is a builder, one is an electrician and one is a plumber, we can sort everything you need done for you, taking the stress away from the job and helping it to become a smooth, enjoyable process.

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Bespoke Wooden Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2018

Outdoor living solutions: gates, decks, fences, planter boxes and bar leaners to name a few. We specialise in the local manufacture and installation of wooden gates - and other landscape construction work. We also do flatpack assembly (including kitchens).

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PacBuild

Joined January 2018

Hi, My team have experience in a number of building projects which includes new builds, renovations and boundary fences, gates retaining walls etc. From time to time the team will do smaller jobs to fill in between projects. We pride ourselves on the quality of our workmanship while remaining conscious of delivering a project on time and on budget.

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DnR Contracting

Joined April 2019

We specialise in the smaller jobs the big building companies have no time for. We do most things and have over 25 years joint experience in the building industry. We pride ourselves on providing a fantastic service so you will he happy to recommend us to others.

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Manage MY Maintenance

Joined July 2017

We are experienced builders with fast turn around jobs. Experts in decking, fences, paving, retaining and gardening. We also are experts in all maintenance around the home including but not limited to painting roofs, painting houses, repairing gutters and house washing

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NBC Ltd

Joined August 2017

NBC Ltd is an experienced Wellington painter and decorator business committed to exceptional service to deliver all interior and exterior house painting jobs on time and within budget. I can also fixed or repaired house both inside and outside. For inside I can do the wall, plastering, chipboard, doors and ceiling, outside I can do the weatherboard and roof, I can also do a fence. To make your...

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Reno Man

Joined April 2015

Hi, I have been in the industry for 20 years. - Installing and designing kitchens and bathrooms. - Landscaping properties - Alterations - and everything in between! My collegue Andrew is licensed so we can tackle any project you have in mind. We specialise in minor renovations although our last project was a 4 month complete renovation of a 1940's house. Your project is in good hands wi...

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House2Home property services

Joined August 2017

Trade qualified with over 30 years experience in property repairs and renovations for developers,real estate agents,landlords and commercial and domestic private customers , uk city and guilds trade qualifiction in plumbing and building Friendly, efficient ,reliable service ,anything from a dripping tap to a full renovation

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Precision Building Projects

Joined July 2016

Precision Building Projects (PBP) is a trusted family operated building company, part of NZCB with qualified licensed buildering practitioners taking care of all your building needs. Here at PBP, we take pride in our eye for precision detail and our ability to provide work to a high standard. With years of experience, in all facets of building there is no job too big or too small. Have a look...

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Tim Lucas Construction Ltd

Joined September 2010

Hi, my name is Tim, i'm trade qualified, LBP, Registered Master Builder. My team and I have been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 7 years. While we specialise in new builds and renovations, we have recently signed up as the Wellington license holder for Heritage Buildings and Homes, and as such offer a selection of beautiful Heritage Homes. Please see our website htt...

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there, I'm available to do general handyman work, gibbing / painting/ fencing / decking / plastering / general non compliance building work / lawn mowing / landscaping etc . Have been doing this on and off some 30 years . Any job considered. Available weekends if job requires .

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MS Construction

Joined May 2019

MS Construction have been operating for 15 years and carry out a full range of building and construction services. We also offer full glazing services including double glazing

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Rubios Pro Limited

Joined August 2018

Hello Dear, We are a reliable and trustworthy company with the experience and skills required to be able to provide the most professional care to maintain your house looking as good as you would want it. We can ensure you that our workers are hardworking and are ready to finish the jobs as soon as required with a great quality job . Call us for a free quote, good prices guaranteed.

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Lister Furniture & Cabinetry Ltd

Joined September 2017

We specialise in the manufacture and restoration of furniture and cabinetry, modification to existing joinery and units with the focus on doing a job once and doing it properly. We also tackle maintenance issues, repairs to property and buildings with the same attention to detail. With over 25 years in the trade industry, we stand by our work and believe in doing a quality job every time.

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Tierra Landscape Development td

Joined June 2009

We specialise in hard and soft landscaping and outdoor building such as decks, fences, concreting, paving etc. We also run a propery maintenance service incuding lawns, gardening and general property section clearance. We work hard and take pride in our work.

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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Simply Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2018

Simply property maintenance aims to make property maintenance simple. By using experienced, qualified and tested staff we make any project stress and hassle free for the client. Understanding their needs and personal requirements means we can tailor any job around you, the client. With our vast network of trades people and our professional consultancy team our goal is to deliver a high quality...

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Sticks and Stones Property Maintenance and Landscaping

Joined June 2018

Sticks & Stones Property Maintenance services the Wellington, Lower Hutt, Porirua and the Kapiti Coast areas with commercial and private property Fencing decks and retaining walls Carpentry Landscaping Services Repairs and maintenance minor Renovations, painting, decorating, plastering

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brendanbuilt

Joined September 2016

Hello, Iv been in the building industry for 20 years, im 100% BCITO qualified. I can get personal references from my training organization and previous employers. I have contractors insurance so rest assured your job will get done. I can do all types of building, all things considered. I have access to most tools and equipment, a diesel van and tandem caged trailer. So I can do all demo / se...

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Ed building

Joined August 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 18 years, NZ and Europe. We specialise in major or smaller renovations and new builds. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride to provide competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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